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Century, Qianlong period (1736-95)
and complete example of an 18th century imperial guardsman's
ceremonial uniform of white silk satin bordered with midnight blue silk
decorated with brass studs in imitation of armour. Helmet of black lacquered
cow-hide with metal fittings and decorative tassel of red dyed Yak hair.
Lined with pale blue silk and bearing the impression of an imperial
dating the uniform to the 31st year of the Qianlong reign period (1767).
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